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Beethoven's autographed sketchleaf auctioned

22 November 2012 Last updated at 09:45 GMT

Beethoven's autographed music manuscript - a sketchleaf for the slow movement of the String Quartet in C, op.59, no.3 - has fetched £241,250 at auction.

Thomas Venning, Christie's senior specialist of books and manuscripts told the BBC's Radio 3 In Tune that the auction is the second highest price paid for a Beethoven sketchleaf.

Mr Venning said the sketchleaf which was purchased by a European private collector.